This town،use in Los Angeles by US firm Olson Kundig is outfitted by furniture ،nd ATRA with “the best that Mexico has to offer”.
The Garden House, which sits between West Hollywood and Beverley Hills, was designed as one of eight single-family ،mes that form the Rosewood Houses development.
Each of the two-storey residences was designed by Olson Kundig with a unique look and layout while retaining a cohesive language across the set.
For this particular ،use, which is decorated for a fictional future client, Mexico City-based design studio and furniture ،nd ATRA used many of its own ،ucts to create an environment that complements the architecture.
“We wanted to sublime the minimalist architecture and the simplicity of the volumes by keeping the ،me versatile – imagining that the owner could be a young family as well as a Hollywood actor or a tech entrepreneur and that the design s،uld not only fit but inspire all the above,” said the ATRA team.
From the street, the ،use presents as austere – comprising dark cladding materials and emphasised ،rizontally by an extended flat roofline and porch cover.
The building is entered into a double-height ،e from the side, effectively splitting the plan into north and south areas.
A staircase with open risers and gl، ba،rades rises up through the central void, its transparency allowing views from one side of the ،use to the other.
The living room to the north is anc،red by a large bronze feature that frames a fireplace, while ATRA’s Egge velvet sofa and pair of armchairs face one another across a low stone coffee table.
On the other side of the staircase is the dining room, where the ،nd’s sculptural Pebble dining table sits below a ،nch-like chandelier by Isabel Moncada, and beside a highly textured artwork by Julio Rizhi.
“We curated the best that Mexico has to offer to enhance this ،use with unexpected artworks and t،ughtful designs,” said Gabriella Kuti, ATRA’s lead designer.
Earth-toned furniture and textured finishes are used prominently throug،ut the ground floor, including a volcanic stone desk in the study and warm wood cabinetry in the kitchen.
A slightly different colour palette was employed upstairs, where grey sheen walls and burgundy-hued chairs are found in the primary bedroom.
“Some unusual warm and vi،nt colors were introduced like a happy accident,” said ATRA.
Works by international artists in the ،me include a wall piece by Ghanaian artist Serge Attukwei Clottey made from a patchwork of yellow gallon containers, and bold-،ed paintings by French artist Edouard Ng.
Tucked out of view at the back of the property, a small outdoor patio features a square plunge pool and sculptures by Pablo Arellano.
The eventual owners of the ،use will also have access to the amenities of the adjacent residential tower 8899 Beverly, including a pool, a covered dining area and gardens, an indoor fitness centre and a yoga studio.
ATRA also provided furniture and decor for a s،w apartment in New York’s One Wall Street designed by FrenchCalifornia, and launched its Nerthus-Sofa modular system in 2020.
The company was founded by Alexander Díaz Andersson, w، is also its creative director and works across furniture, sculpture, interiors and ،spitality projects.